Organization: Bell Policy CenterTitle: Communications Director
Categories: Nonprofit Jobs
Region: Denver Metro Area
Org Type: 501(c)(3)
The Bell Policy Center seeks a full-time communications professional to lead its strategic and organizational communications with diverse audiences on a wide range of issues. The Communications Director reports to the Bell’s President, is part of the organization’s leadership team and works closely with the entire staff.
The ideal candidate is a creative and strategic thinker with an eye for detail. You are excited by the Bell’s progressive mission and values, and you understand the essential role of communications in advancing the goals of a state policy organization. You are an excellent writer and editor who is comfortable working with a wide range of material and on multiple projects at one time. You are adept at messaging using a variety of platforms (from traditional to social media) and are effective working alone or with others as a mentor, team member or team leader. You also know how to cultivate productive relationships with reporters, editors and other media contacts.
This is a unique opportunity for a communications professional with experience in marketing, public relations, messaging or journalism to help lead an established and respected non-profit organization to a new level of excellence in communications – all while advancing progressive public policy in Colorado.
About the Bell
Based in Denver, Colorado, the Bell Policy Center advances public policy change to make Colorado a State of Opportunity for all. Based in progressive values, our research and advocacy covers a range of issues, including education, health care, the state budget, and issues affecting low-income and working families. To learn more about our work, go to www.bellpolicy.org.
The Bell Policy Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a 50l(c)(4) affiliate – the Bell Action Network. The Communications Director works for both organizations, though the vast majority of work is for the Policy Center.
The Bell believes diversity brings strength to the organization and encourages persons of all backgrounds and life experiences to apply for this position. The Bell is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, religion, veteran status, military obligations or marital status.
- Develop, update and implement strategic communication plans for the organization as a whole and for its priority issues and activities.
- Stay up-to-date on the organizations priorities and activities to identify opportunities and challenges while guiding consistent messaging.
- Help develop, protect and expand the organization’s brand.
- Ensure the Bell’s research and analysis is presented through a variety of high quality, accurate, accessible, creative and persuasive products, from infographics and videos to more traditional text documents.
- Lead the Bell’s strategic communications activities through traditional and social media campaigns.
- Serve as spokesperson for the Bell, and coach other staff on media interviews and effective use of social media.
- Maintain and update organization’s Web site, Facebook page and other platforms, ensuring all communications are consistent in content, quality and messaging.
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with reporters, editorial page editors, columnists, bloggers and other key media contacts.
- Collaborate with the Bell’s development team on marketing and fund-raising communications.
- Curate the Bell’s extensive work products (testimony, briefs, research, infographics, videos, etc.) to ensure they are readily accessible online.
- Experience designing and leading strategic communications, marketing and messaging efforts.
- Exceptional writing, editing and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to use online and social media strategically and persuasively.
- Experience working with non-communications professionals to improve their skills and effectiveness.
- Experience working in the nonprofit sector.
- Familiarity with public policy development and advocacy.
Salary is commensurate with experience and comparable to similar positions in similar organizations. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance; life and disability insurance; a 401k retirement program; and a flexible work schedule in addition to paid vacation and sick leave.
To apply, please send a resume and formal cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org (No phone calls, please). Please put “communications director” in the subject line. The cover letter should be no more than 350 words and should explain your qualifications and why you are interested in the position.
All applications received on or before Friday, January 23, will be considered. Applications received after that date may or may not be considered, depending on circumstances.
This is a posting on Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Career Center.